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Comment Re:Yes it can... (Score 0) 169

I'm not sure how it's not the same thing, since it's full Photoshop running on the screen with a pressure sensitive stylus controlling it.... Again the Mac + the iPad Pro is LESS than the new Surface desktop (much less if you max out the Surface specs much at all).

Slashdot sure is full of ignorant morons today! They are thick as thieves this night. Must be people front losing beer for Halloween I guess.

Comment No it is not (Score 0) 169

That's a really a poor option, and rather lame to be honest

Says someone who has never tried it...

A Cintiq 13" is infinitely better for the workflow you're describing

I bought one and returned it because I found it rather sucked. Have YOU tried both solutions? The Clinttiuqe is also a nightmare of cables even if it did work better...

Now don't you feel stupid? Didn't even read the rest of what you wrote because what on earth could you possibly have ot say that's of any value? Please next time keep in mind other people have actual experience and don't talk out of your ass.

Comment Re:Renewables will never work (Score 1) 279

What that means is that the total MWs of installed capacity for renewables is higher than the that of coal. That doesn't mean that renewables will generate more MWhs than coal however, because coal tends to have a higher capacity factor than renewables.

Not to mention that it's physically impossible to have optimal sun conditions over every solar panel in the world simultaneously.

Coal don't care about the time of day, it burns as sweetly at midnight as it does at any time zone.

Comment Re: Saw this coming years ago. (Score 1) 188

I live in Saskatchewan, Canada. We have a Province owned ISP/Mobile provider. The government owns the network and leases access to the network to other big providers on the mobile side. This allows the other providers to keep their prices reasonable in order to compete.

Prices are reasonable. I am paying $99/mo for 100Mbps down, 20Mbps up internet service, with no cap.

The Province also owns the energy companies (gas/heat and electricity). Again, rates are pretty reasonable.

I, personally, believe it should be handled this way. The province owns the infrastructure and everyone benefits. Even small towns of less than 100 people have access to broadband in the 10-15Mbps speed range, though not FTTH like I have. The city I live in is approx 36,000 people.

Comment Re:Reality (Score 1) 62

Comcast says they'll do some adjustments. Ooops. They forgot. No wait, they did another pole. No, not that one, the other one. Whups, we were confused, we only thought we sent somebody out. Don't worry, give us another six months!

I see that you are a Comcast customer too. I can only imagine how bad it must be for a competitor like Google Fiber.

Comment Yes it can... (Score 0) 169

The ipad pro can't run the full version of photoshop so it is functionally useless.

The iPad pro can in fact use the full version of Photoshop when it's being used as a second screen with a Mac running Duet, which I do all the time.

Or get an app like Astropad.

Rather curmudgeonly of you to not realize how flexible the whole system is.

But frankly you are also not realizing the strength pf drawing apps that exist for the iPad Pro already... Photoshop actually kind of sucks as just a drawing tool.

Comment Re:Not Unexpected (Score 1) 88

Really, they are only strictly interpreting the text of the law as written - legislating from the bench is against the separation of powers defined in the Constitution. What needs to happen now is an updated law to clarify this to the original intent (and hopefully grant amnesty to anyone wrongly covered). Doubtful that will ever happen, but that's what should happen.

I'm not sure what needs to be clarified, a repeat offender seems like a common and trivial concept that the District Court completely messed up by tying it to a particular action. The entire point of using the word repeated is to punish a consistent pattern of behavior, it applies to everything from shoplifters to serial killers. Why should downloaders be an exception? For that matter, why should uploaders be singled out in particular? If I screw up and put something in my shared folder that I shouldn't have it's still one bad act from me. That does not make me a repeat infringer even if I shared a hundred songs and a thousand people took the opportunity to download from me. It just means I screwed up big, once. Same way getting into one fight and hurting four people is not the same as getting into four separate fights and hurting someone each time. The former is still an isolated incident, the latter a repeating pattern.

Comment Re:The Mobile Desktop (Score 1) 169

I would say vertical space matters a lot more for this unit than other all-in-one units, since the screen folds down to be almost flat there has to be room behind to do that - which limits the height or what is behind the screen area. But I still think there's enough height there the larger GPU could have been made to fit, with a large external power brick (which it probably has anyway because of the screen).

Comment Re:The Mobile Desktop (Score 1) 169

You could however easily have the on-screen digital control appear the moment you used the off-screen dial, which would be just as easy to use and then the overall control would be much smaller in terms of screen real-estate used.

Something like a stylus is plainly useful (especially for a desktop monitor so you have no fingerprints) but the dial being tracked on-screen is something that is terribly cool to demo but I think will get almost no use in real life (except for demoing how cool it looks in action).

Since Apple already has the Pencil I half wonder if the laptops will not feature screens that work with the pencil only, no touch....

Comment Whoosh (Score 1) 41

A recommendation system based on past viewing behavior.Why hasn't everyone thought of this years ago?

Ha Ha.

The difference is that Apple is doing it across all the apps you watch video from, that have video to offer. You see nothing new at all about recommendations for Hulu or FX based on what you watch on Netflix? Really?

Comment Ok, add iPad Pro - still less (Score 1) 169

Adding an iPad pro (which has excellent digitization with the Apple Pencil) brings it just under that cost... only you can take the iPad Pro somewhere with you and sketch in a coffee shop or wherever.

I'd still rather have a really excellent laptop and an iPad pro instead of this desktop (or an iMac for that matter), then you have two screens with you wherever you go if you like, or just a tablet or just a laptop.

Comment The Mobile Desktop (Score 1) 169

The device itself looks really sexy, no doubt about that.

Looking more at the specs though it really seems more like a mobile device with a giant screen bolted on. It has as mentioned a 2TB laptop drive (probably) but even worse to me, the GTX 980M instead of the GTX 1080... if I'm going to go with a desktop over a laptop I really could use that extra boost (nearly twice as much processing power).

Yes the 1080 card is damn large but so fast they should have built the base around it, the base could easily be a bit larger without compromising the design.

I was pricing building out a desktop for VR work and as cool as this looks, it's not compelling as a replacement to the system I was thinking of building.

I'm also not 100% sure that an on-screen dial is superior to a dial accessory that sits of the desk (there are a number of USB dials I believe, I have one). It seems like it would take up a lot of screen real-estate and mandate the screen be tilted with you standing over it, not how most people work. Not to mention if you didn't have long arms, could you even reach across it easily? Even in the demo video some of the people seem to be stretching a lot.

I don't mean to throw so much shade onto a very cool device, I just wonder how it will be to use in practice when the novelty wears off. I'm sure some artists will really, really love this though.

Comment I'm pissed with them right now (Score 1) 1

Ordered a long-throw stapler and staples 2 weeks ago. The stapler came last week, staples today. The box was open at both ends, staples spilled out into the bag, box crushed and staples broken.

They won't let me return them. I'd be REALLY pissed if it wasn't just a couple of bucks.

Comment Why would you buy anything from Google ever? (Score 2) 188

It seems like more and more over the years, nothing from Google is immune from abandonment syndrome.

It's like the guy who came with with Google Fiber did it as a 20% project and decided recently VR was cooler. "Sell off the trencher Fran, I'm getting' a Vive!"

If it's anything but placing ads for search I'm not sure I would trust Google with anything again. I host my domain mail with Google and frankly I'm thinking about shifting away from them for that...

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